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defense to the cia the men the president want in his new cabinet are coming under heavy fire. will the stat approve them. we will hear from two members of the armed services committee. republican kelly ayotte the and democrat richard blumenthal. and we will ask our sunday panel if mr. obama has the clout to win the fights he is taking on. and our power player of the week. wife of a washington insider makes her own mark. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. in the wake of a newtown school shootings, washington is getting ready for a battle over how to prevent more acts of mass violence. joining me now are two people of the center of what is likely to be one of the first big political issues this year. larry pratt executive director for gun other thans of america and neera, president of the center for american progress. welcome to both of you to "fox news sunday." >> thank you. >> thanks. >> chris: i want to put up remarkable numbers i saw. the nra contributed 20 million today's federal campaigns last year, $20 million and gun control gro
. from defense to the cia. the men the president wants in his new cabinet are coming under heavy fire. will the senate approve them? we'll hear from two members of the armed services committee. republican kelly ayotte and democrat richard blumenthal. also the president is taking a more aggressive approach as he begins his second term. we'll ask our sunday panel if mr. obama has the clout to win the fights he's taking on. >>> and our power player of the week... the wife of a washington insider makes her own mark. all, right you now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello again from fox news in washington. in the wake of the newtown school shootings washington is getting ready for a battle over how to prevent more acts of mass violence. joining me are two people at the center of what is likely to be one of the first big political issues this year, larry pratt, executive director for gun owners of america and neera tanden, president of the center for american progress. welcome to fox news sunday. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> chris: vice president joe biden is expected to present his
defense budget, i think chuck hagel seemed a very obvious choice. i basically thought that is where the president was going to go early on. host: this is a the news from "the new york times". the war and against hagel and republicans called him in the piecer based on what he said in iraq. he voted for the war but turned against it. easer sings very strong. guest: he voted for it and then had criticism of how it was being carried out. when you talk about the secretary defense, the most important thing that happened during the war is the surge. he voted against the surge. he called the worst mistake since vietnam. we know in terms of the military, strategy and the search worked. it was very successful. when you're talking about putting somebody in the secretary of defense has such strong views, in my opinion, that is the question that senators will be asking. host: we are going to share with you from the c-span video library some of the statements by senator chuck hagel and many interviews were conducted with him over the years. our que in a program and a number of speeches he has del
on camera msnbc.com. >>> good sunday morning. the president's nominee to lead the defense department, former senator chuck haigle is under intense scrutiny and he as the white house try to push back against critic office his foreign policy views. this morning, someone who supports the hagel nomination, the former secretary of state, general colin powell, here to speak exclusively to us. general powell, good morning, welcome back to the program. >> good morning, david. welcome to be here. >> i want to start on chuck hagel. why do you think he should be confirmed? >> i think there are a number of reasons. first, i think he has had a very, very distinguished public service record that he can stand on. there are a lot of comments about different things he said over the years and i think he will have a chance to respond to all those comments as the confirmation hearings. but it might be useful just to stand back and take a look at this man overall a young man who volunteered to go to vietnam. they wanted to send him to europe, a nice, safe, place, he wanted to go to vietnam. he and his brother we
facilities that might be well pro-toerktd hidden? and i think bob gates, the previous secretary of defense, who pointed out the difficulty of striking these places is a real one. so any military option is feasible in terms of dropping bombs but what is the result of that military attack? with respect to the revolutionary guard, he has reasons for why he didn't go along with that resolution at the time and that will be explored in the confirmation hearings. the last three weeks, we have had dueling op eds, dueling blogs and dueling different groups coming forward but most of the national security community in retirement that i know and many of the secretaries of defense and state i know, national security advisers, distinguished ambassadors, who served in the middle east think that chuck haigle is a solid guy who speaks his mind. he's a good supporter of israel. he has been there and the record will show that but he is not reluctant to disagree when he thinks disagreement is appropriate. >> you brought up israel. he referred to a jewish lobby saying it intimidates a lot of people on capitol
nominated chuck hagel as his next secretary of defense. that dominated the sunday talk shows. before we get into it, the one who made the most headlines on this, not john mccain. the idea that every sunday talk show feels that they have to book john mccain every sunday is -- i am so sick of it. common. you know he will say something crazy but he is crazy. why keep booking him. >> for sure. >> so didn't make any news yesterday. the one who did was colin powell. first of all, who former secretary of state, former chairman of the joint chiefs who said that -- he came out very, very strongly in defense of senator haggel. >> people say that doesn't necessarily make him a good candidate for secretary of defense. i will tell you who thinks that makes him a good candidate for secretary of defense, the men and women in the armed forces of the united states and their parents. >> meaning, of course he will be the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense. and one of the few wounded in wartime and in combat to the serve as secretary of defense. then wh
habits start to add up. this season, a good offense is the best defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mission for health. >>> the cops were spooling through hours of hotel security cam footage, looking for what they weren't exactly sure. the footwork of the homicide investigation was under way. >> we're leaving the doors open as far as we're concerned. everything is on the table until the investigation either stalls or someone is arrested. >> the body of ben novak, jr. was with the medical examiner. mother and daughter attached now by blood only return to florida separately. may had her own agenda, telling the cops she would help them any way she could. she was collecting her things from her parents' house, when she stopped in the guest cottage where ben had his home office. she was snooping through his files for the detectives when she turned to see her mother upon her like a fury. >> i see my mother coming at me with a crowbar. very quickly she swung it and i put up my arm and she got the full end with the crowbar. >> it was literally the final blow for may. >> sh
the department of defense has generated heat and light. zbigniew brzezinski, general john johns, brent scowcroft, as well as colin powell and former defense secretary bob gates. the senate has rejected only nine cabinet nominees to will chuck hagel be the 10th? >> i don't think so. i thought he would have an easier time that he has, but when all is said and done, there are lots of people from the bush administration, high-visibility people -- npr on friday morning , one spoke extreme in the -- extremely well of hagel. but the way that republicans are approaching cabinet appointments at the moment is different from what we've seen and the past. i am not sure whether it is a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing, and they will have their day in the sun, or whether they are serious about this. if they are, then harry reid has a proposal to change the rules and the senate and it might -- there are a few democrats who might have reservations about it. >> will take a week confirmed, evan -- chuck hagel be confirmed, evan? >> i think he will. he has a proud guy, but he doesn't like to be muzzled. he
, the political heavyweight backing secretary of defense hagel just days before his nomination hearing. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the san francisco 49ers and there is no cooling off the team or its fans after last night's big win. the niners are just one win away from a spot in the super bowl. here's a look right now at san francisco city hall. it is lit up in team covers and the red and gold glow will last as long as the team's postseason runs. and deborah villalon has more on how kaepernicking goes. >> reporter: this family shows up the signature move the kiss to the bicept calling kaepernick's move after a touchdown. just after tebowing. but tebow faded and kaeprnick is on fire. anyone hoping to buy a number seven jersey may find that number is up. this sports store is sold out of all things kaepernick. a stadium worker says. >> different sports stores around the city are they are out. i'll be going to the next one to see if they have one there. >> i'm happy, i'm excited to see the organization where they are. >> where they are is where they were at a year ago with smith quarterb
battle, some will be bruising, none more so than the president's pick for defense secretary, chuck hagel. those hearings could start as early as this week we're told by senate sources and the white house mounted a vigorous defense and hagel says his record on israel, iran and gays in the military has been distorted and the senate armed services committee, kelly ayotte says what worries her most is the reaction from iran. >> what i want to make sure is that iran is actually not hopeful, but they're fearful, as r ult of our nominee from the secretary of perspective. >> former chairman of joint chiefs and secretary of state colin powell gave his backing to hagel today then though then senator hagel was one of the largest critics of the iraq war, a war that powell helped sell to the american people. and hagel later tried to stop the surge in iraq, calling it the biggest foreign policy blunder since vietnam. >> superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans and families. >> reporter: the president is gearin
spending and defense 13e7bding in order to do so. and the president's saying don't hold america's economy 40s stajs in this political battle over deficit reduction dealing with nation's death. he will have an impassioned statement at the top and then he will ask reporters' questions. i assume there will be questions on guns. tomorrow the vice president is supposed to hand over his recommendations to the president about gun safety in the united states. gloria borger is here, it's a historic moment right now in the days leading up to inauguration, always, always very exciting, for those of us who are history buffs. he's got an enormous agenda in his second term and there's no guarantee that he's going to be able to succeed in all those areas. >> when the president started his first term it was a clear fiscal agenda and lots of people in the administration were hoping that by time he got around to starting these second term he would take on immigration, which he clearly intends to do. but before he gets to that kind of a large legacy making issue, if you will, wolf, he's got to get beyond al
the child was acting in self-defense. the father was jeff hall. he was asleep when officials his ten-year-old shot him at point blank range. they say the dad was abusive and violent and it was acceptable to kill people that are a threat. but the judge found the boy knew right from wrong at the time of the shooting. judge, this is a tough one. >> it's always tough when you have facts like this. the father was the stepfather whose political views are unacceptable and preached violence and apparently caused him to practice violence on the boy at home. the standard self-defense case show you that have to be immediate threat for loss of life to justify the use of deadly force. hardly the case when the father is asleep. the fall back defense the child was so abused, so accustomed to violence he thought it was appropriate to strike back. the testimony just didn't support that because it showed not the need to strike back but the planning and plotting. so the third line of defense was he is 12 years old, he doesn't know right from wrong and planning and plotting showed that he did know right
as defense secretary, moderate senator from nebraska, drawing fire mainly from republicans. all but negating the president's attempt to reach across the aisle. hagel has been criticized for his criticism what he calls the jewish lobby which he says has inintimidated members of congress. he is seen by be republicans being weak on iriran. the president may face complications in head of the homeland security john brennan to head the cia. he worked for the cia for 25 years. his selection to head the post not draws as much criticism as republicans see an opening to once again probe the ashes of the tragedy at the u.s. consulate in benghazi that cost the life of an american ambassador and three others. heather? heather: wendell goler in washington. thank you so much. sounds just like about everything including the kitsch -- kitchen sink in washingtoners for more let's talk with david drucker, associate politics he had tore roll call. there is great deal of thought for the news conference the president has a major point he wants to make. why now? why today, david? >> part of it the first term is wi
aerospace plant in el paso, texas, due to defense budget cuts. meanwhile, the faa is out with a warning about exploding coffee filters on board flights. if the filters are placed incorrectly in a coffee maker, pressure builds up and the filter can burst, causing an explosion of hot water. according to the faa, it could cause first and second degree burns to crewmembers or passengers. the north american international auto show kicks off today in detroit. it's putting focus on the city that has been attempting to rebuild itself in the years following the financial crisis. the city's mayor, david bing, says that the auto show venue - recently remodeled cobo center - is "ready for the world" and that soon "detroit is going to be, again, ready for the world." reports say this year's show will be a big year for toyota and lexus. the auto show offcially opens to the public on the 19th. ford is revving up its staff due to strong sales demand. the automaker plans to add 2200 jobs this year in its largest white-collar hiring in a decade. in a deal with the united autoworkers' union, ford plans to
. >> the defense minister vowed the air strikes will continue until rebel groups no longer threaten mali or europe. coming up, president mubarak's supporters celebrate after a court orders a retrial for the former egyptian president. and then a year after the cruise ship ran aground. thousands take to the streets in parise rallying against gay marriage and adoption. and then teaching blind students ballet. >> hello. french planes have pusher deeper into northern mali. the vast area seized by rebels last year. jets bombed a training camp and airport in a rebel stronghold as more french troops pardon into the capital. brit ape and other european nations have pledged support and the u.s. has promised droughns. here is our report from the capital of mali. what is the latest you have found on the ground there? >> well, french forces have pushed deeper into the rebel territory. but also, an army base that belonged to the malian forces have been taken over by the rebel forces and has been razed to the ground. the french forces now want to weaken the military might of the rebels. here in bamako there has
among them an those cabinet nominations including chuck hagel for secretary of defense, both democrats and republicans here still have a lot of questions about hagel and his views. they plan to ask those questions at the confirmation hearings. also congress has got to deal with the debt ceiling. we're hitting it yet again. sometime in mid-february, authorities believe. and this time it looks like republicans will be pushing for cuts and social will be on the table. finally, you mentioned vice president biden meeting today with cabinet members to finalize recommendations on guns including pushing for an assault weapons ban, but also what he said is a comprehensive approach to gun control. the nra and others don't believe in assault weapons ban can pass in congress. we'll get his recommendations tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> colin powell is speaking out on nbc's "meet the press" he endorsed chuck hagel to be the new defense secretary. he said hagel would do a great job at the pentagon. powell also fired harsh words at his own republican party. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vain of intol
. the cuts we have our demate to parties other than medicare, renegade, social security and defense, mean that we spend on anything from defense to public safety less as a share of our economy then has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize our finances, but also spur more growth in the short term. i am open to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare for future generations. i have also said that we need more revenue through tax reform by closing loopholes and our tax code for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on healthcare and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investment in things like education that will help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire years debate over this. they made a clear decision about the approach. they do not think it is smart to have tax breaks for the wealthiest americans. they want us to get our books and order in a balanced way where everybody pulls the
star general stanley mcchrystal on the impact defense cuts will have on our military. country at this super star john rigs little rock. >> save a horse, ride a cowboy. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> mike: great audience, thank you so much. welcome to huckabee in the fox news studios in new york city. i found a new way this week to make liberals really really mad at me. here is what you do. just repeat what liberals are saying. they hate it when conservatives agree with them. all right. the "new york times" started all of this by publishing a photo of the president meeting with what the white house described as his key economic advisors during the fiscal cliff negotiations. they noted everyone in the room was of the male gender. the white house press core peppered jay carney about all the men he has appointed to major slots and carney dug his own hole and jumped in it by saying the president is looking for the best people. that caused some the women supporters of president to ask if he was saying that there weren't any qualified women available? democratic
chuck hagel's resume that set with what he wants to do with defense. cutting defense spending, that sort of thing. it makes sense so he's going to stick with his pick. chris: is hagel, barack obama with a war record, is he really the guy that -- that obama has been hiding, more liberal on foreign policy? >> i believe that's right and he wouldn't have picked him in the second term unless he thought they were in sync on the larger philosophy of what they want. for the american force in the world. chris: a real statement picking this guy? >> he also thought he would give him cover on the necessary defense reductions. he's a republican. therefore, he helps them with that. that's pretty much shot. chuck hagel is no longer seen as a republican. he's seen as a -- an outliar. chris: let's talk about guns. this is tough. guns. can he get something? can he get something big? >> you're seeing that argument sort of play out right now in the white house. with -- looks at whether they will push for that. full ban on assault weapons instead of going after the magazines to -- or the clips. chris: and wi
it take it off the nhs? would it take it off the defense budget? it is time we had some answers from the labour party. >> i thank the coalition government for allocating £10.7 million to edinburgh's super- connected city bid. it will revolutionise home and business internet use in parts of my constituency such as kirkliston and ratho. unfortunately, my constituents are immensely frustrated at edinburgh council's year-long procurement process. what can the prime minister do to help speed up that process? >> it is vital that everyone has access to broadband and that increasingly we have that overwhelming access to superfast broadband. i suspect that edinburgh city council has seen some of the same problems that councils up and down the country have seen with getting state-aid clearance. we now have that clearance for broadband in england, but i am happy to look at the situation in edinburgh. that has been one of the problems that have been holding back this vital program. >> "you shouldn't have to fill in long forms from the revenue. you're working. you need help. we want to help you.
in flood defenses. i think everyone can now see that the flood defence work that has been done over recent years has made a significant difference when we have had high levels of rainfall and very high water in our rivers and streams. >> can the prime minister confirm to the house that disability benefits are being uprated as usual and will not be subject to changes? >> my honorable friend is entirely right. disability living allowance, which is the key benefit received by people who are disabled, is not subject to the 1% cap. the 1% cap is for in-work benefits. it is very important that we go on paying disability living allowance in the way that we have been. >> can the prime minister confirm that my constituent, who is a nurse as well as a single father to his two children, will lose £400 a year as a result of the chancellor's cuts to child benefit and other benefits? >> the results of the cuts to child benefit are that the best-off 15% of families in this country will no longer receive child benefit at all. that is what is going to happen. that saves around £2 billion a year. again, l
with the confirmation of the new secretary of defense? >> yes. that will be an interesting confirmation hearing. lori: would be reciprocated you had a vote? to make i think the president showed deference with his nomination to the cabinet and senior administration but that has not been the case in a long time. that is the wrong way to approach these things. lori: we appreciate your analysis. ambassador john bolton. much more with afghanistan coming up with the "a team". call of duty, and mortal kombat, are these violent kombat, are these violent video games poisoning the i look up to a lot of the older heads, you know, the innovators, the heads of the armovements of the past. they kept it really edgy, and, like, a lot of the latin american muralists and the latin american artists, their styles are very unique and new to their time, you know, somewhat controversial, but that's who i look up to mainly. personally, i'm very excited about going to college. it's something new, and it's something different than what i'm used to. i'm definitely going to be a little out of my element, but that's what makes i
on chuck hagel. hagel, who president obama nominated as his next defense secretary is facing criticism over israel and iran. powell says he believes those concerns will be put to rest once senators meet the nominee face to face. >> he's superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans, families. i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. i think in his confirmation hearings, all of these issues that you raise, that others have raised, he'll be prepared to deal with. i read some of the responses that he has already put together. i think he will make a very, very spirited defense of his position. i think he'll be confirmed. >>> other foreign leaders are less convinced. top republicans on the senate armed services and foreign relations committees responsible for the pick for the pentagon. >> can you be for senator hagel? in some ways he was the chairman of your -- co-chair of your campaign in 2000. he would seem to be your kind of guy. a veteran. a guy who has been shot at in -- >> he's a veteran,
with the presidential level. lori: will this be, pounded with the confirmation of the new secretary of defense? >> yes. that will be an interesting confirmation hearing. lori: would be reciprocated you had a vote? to make i think the president showed deference with his nomination to the cabinet and senior administration but that has not been the case in a long time. that is the wrong way to approach these things. lori: we appreciate your analysis. ambassador john bolton. much more with afghanistan coming up with the "a team". call of duty, and mortal kombat, are these violent video games poisoning the lori: john lonski is here with the look of the market's and today's unexpected widening of the trade gap. look at what happened on wall street. it was flat not even with the bad news of a the trade gap in november. the dow nasdaq entire but the recipe and change. volume over 3 billion shares. for the week the s&p raised o when 4% but the nasdaq was zero point* 8%. wells fargo kicked off earnings and disappointed by announcing a narrower margin. bank of america and jpmorgan and citigroup will report next
and be confirmed. >> senator jack reid, who is leading hagel's defense in the democratic senate caucus praised hagel's able ility the quote sp truth to power and also talked about hagel's service in vietnam. >> he's been a combat soldier. he's fought. literally walked in their boots. that i think will inspire great confidence in the military offices and enlisted men. >> but republican senator bob corker of tennessee who is not usually one of these knee jerk votes against the white house, particularly on appointments, raised a new issue about hagel on sunday. >> i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperment and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. >> senator john mccain, the ranking member of the armed services committee, which will conduct hagel's confirmation hearing, continue to criticize his former close ally say they'll quiz him over america's view of the world. >> the surge was the worst blu
, too, andrea, over the weekend while colin powell was out talking about a defense of hagel for a cabinet post, senator corker was appearing elsewhere and giving a different type of interpretation. take a listen. >> i think another thing, george is going to come up is just his overall temperament. and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. >> andrea, has senator corker's office or those around him explained what he was getting at there by the temperament phrasing? >> well, in fact, this has sort of lit up the e-mailing and texting around town here because the pro-hagel group, the people supporting him, former staff members, are asking, you know, what was he talking about because he did not get along well with some of his republican colleagues, he's known to have sort of sharp elbows but he's hardly the only senator who is known to be a little prickly at times. so people really don't understand is this a new -- was senator corker previewing a new line of attack against the hagel nomination where they're going to try to get to his t
of defense have a trust relationship. they're going to go through some difficult times in the next few years. if senator hagel isotology take on a tfk of this magnitude and the president trusts him, i think those are two really important things because it not going to be an easy four years. >> and, general, finally mali, we have a situation now where the troops that we helped are now turning -- they've become islamic rebels. they're fighting against the regime. we are being asked to play some support role perhaps with drones and other roles for the french troops. >> i think we're going to find that the whole world, but particularly africa and the middle east are changing and they're going to keep changing. i think what america has to first do is do our homework. don't be surprised by these very, very complex situations as they evolve. don't be surprised that syria is extraordinarily complex. mali is complex and going to get worse. then we've got to look at each one both individually to understand the nuances of that. also, within a wider pattern, because if you look too narrowly, the actions
of defense, mark martin's, who is the fifth chief prosecutor, the department of defense concluded a material support and conspiracy are not legitimate international lawful offenses, and they declined to participate in the appeal and it dropped the conspiracy charge against collegiate mohamed and other 9/11 detainees. the department of justice decided to move forward on the appeal ruling that those are a legitimate offenses, that the government has two different opinions. general martins to the podcast is today, and he said, number one, there's another option award to prosecute these guys, which is true because congress said cannot bring them to the u.s., so you cannot prosecute them in federal courts. we created the obstacle that makes military commissions. we created our own justification. he said it is the best form and a small number of cases, but if you peel that back and look at why, is because of the no rights advisement and the basic treatment in detention. if you peel it back, it is about what we did then -- we did to them, which makes military commissions seem like an attractive opt
have people recognize that when it comes to defense spending. some of the same people say we have to cut spending or complain that government jobs don't do anything, but when it comes to the defense contractor in their district, they think it is an important part of the economy in their district and that we should not stop spending on that. let's just make sure we're not spending on those other people. [no audio] my hope is that common sense prevails. that is always my preference. i think that would be the preference of the american people and it would be good for the economy. let me just repeat. if the issue is deficit reduction, getting our deficit sustainable over time, getting our debt in a sustainable place, then democrats and republicans in congress will have a partner in me. we could achieve that fairly quickly. we know what the numbers are and we know what needs to be done. we know what a balanced approach would take and we have done half of the deficit reduction we need to stabilize. there has probably been more pain and trauma in getting there than we needed. finishing t
reflects the highest standards. it's fully transparent, and quite honestly i think it's entirely defensible. with the gentleman? >> gentleman has not been recognized. gentleman has not been recognized. >> i apologize. >> and will hold the comments. >> i just say to the gentleman, his words about being held to a different standard or absolutely compelling. i say the same thing to my friend from mt. . as we hold or water effort to a different stand than the domestic funding. i think it can be the most frustrating above all. i want you to know from the deep south we are not beneficiary from the -- we hold your need to the highest. >> yeah. i can say and i'm sure -- governor christie has made a commitment. he's not going to -- for this money he's going make sure the money is well spent. not a bit is wavered and much of the community money will be going through the economic development authority. i think it will be vetted very carefully. >> i yield back. >> thank you. >> i have a eye tempt to -- item to submit to the report. december 7, 2012 letter from -- [inaudible] o'and this is in reference
obama's nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. they called the senator superb lee qualified for this job. >> he is a solid guy who speaks his phaoeufpbltd he's a good supporter of israel and he's been there, the record will show that. but he's not reluctant to disagree. i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. >> let me say this. i'm very troubled. i think that the hearings on this nomination are going to be consequential. i have not made up my mind, but here is where we are. you've put up his prior positions. it makes me wonder, it perplexess me why the president nominated senator hagel. >> that was kelly ayotte a republican from new hampshire showing her displeasure with the pick. no doubt hagel will face questions on his views on iran and israel during those hearings. martha: fox news alert for you now, president obama about to hold the last news conference of his first term. we just heard this about an hour ago. senior political analyst brit hume on the high stakes for the president in this conference and for republicans of course over the next four years.
hagel for defense secretary nomination might come up. after a week of white house gun violence meetings, it's not clear if the president will seek to reinstate a ban on assault style rifles. even if he does opposition is hardening. >> do you think an assault weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >> reporter: west virginia democrat joe manchin, who sounded open to new gun control measures immediately after the newtown massacre now wants a slow moving washington commission. >> if you just want gun bans you're wrong. >> what do we need? >> we need a comprehensive approach. >> reporter: with sales of firearms that congress might ban now sky rocketing, a top senate democrat called for a voluntary moratorium. >> if we continue to see nearly 80,000 gun sales each month in states all over the country, it's going to be counterproductive to whatever solution we will implement. >> reporter: the new york legislature sped towards passage of a tough new assault weapons ban. a move more states may copy as similar efforts stall in
experts. if the pentagon escapes the deep, immediate cut of sequestration, most agree that large defense cuts are looming. the man overseeing the cut is confirmed, defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. in august of 2011, hagel said the defense departmented was bloated, adding the pentagon needs to be pared down. i don't think the military looked at themselves strategically, critically in a long, long time. the u.s. military has gone from a cold war model of being able to fight two simultaneous wars to a 1-1/2 war strategy under president obama. given cuts in recent years. >> if we sudply have a crisis in the gulf with iran, if we sudply face a nuclear issue, which forces us to deal with preventative strikes we have a different military spending profile again. >> the u.s. army is preparing to eliminate two of the eight brigades in europe and may cut eight more brigades overall, reducing the army by 80,000 troops. hagel endorsed deep nuclear cuts backing a report by the group global zero calling for 80% reduction in the u.s. nuclear weapons arsenal that could save $100 billion in ten year
claimed she shot him in self-defense. >>> secretary of defense nominee hagel received strong support for his nomination from former secretary of state collin powell. >> he is superbly qualified. i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. >> hagel can still expect a drilling from lawmakers. fellow republican senator john mccain said that hagel stand against the surge in iraq was wrong. >>> the community of newtown connecticut is trying to decide what to do with the scene of that devastating shooting massacre. for now students from sandy hook elementary school are going to a different school. some want sandy hook demolished and a memorial built on the property to honor the students and teachers killed. but others want schools reopened. >> my best memories were at sandy hook. i think children in the future expect to experience the same beautiful memories i did. >> i don't want to see the land and the building stay empty and broken. i want to do something with it. >> tomorrow newtown will hold a town hall meeting about how to prevent gun violence. >> software entrepreneur jo
most gun owners reportedly keep a fire arm in their home for protection or self-defense, 83% of gun- related deaths in gun owner homes are the result of a suicide, often by somebody other than the gun owner. homes with guns are five times more likely to experience the suicide of a household member than homes without guns. five times. death by fire arm is the fastest growing methods of suicide. unlike suicide attempts using other methods, 92% of suicide attempts with a gun are fatal, meeting a temporarily depressed person who uses a gun on never get a second chance at life. individuals are nine times more likely to die by suicide if a loaded gun is in their house. congressman thompson, i know that you are a veteran and i know veterans issues are near and dear to your heart, as they are to mine, and i brought up a photo of my dad who was a marine veteran. i just want to share a couple of facts and then ask you for what i would like to address here tonight. 20% of u.s. deaths from suicide are veterans, yet veterabs make up only 10% of the population. veterans are more likely than the g
a defense of their economic policies, they rip us apart. they divide us. they start of of of fighting conservatives as heating poor people and the middle class. this whole class warfare thing, by the way, ripping apart based on economics that this? i was sitting their watching obama give a speech theatre de -- of it was a couple months ago. he said 12 times the middle class in this speech. what is pigeonholing us into the middle class? and he loves to say i want to help you, you americans, you little people was what he means, you people get into the middle class and stay there. okay. first of all, why is it the president of the united states' responsibility to decide what class i should be in? i should have dreams to achieve whatever level of income and a great mess that i want to. and this country provides me the opportunity, played by the rules, or car, have heads the and you can achieve greatness that this president instead tears us apart to succeed. they mean taking the few. that is an amazing thing. to condemn those that have achieved success, we honor success in this culture but
. >>> president obama's embattled nominee for defense secretary got a strong endorsement today from former secretary of state colin powell. the retired four-star general called chuck hagel "supremely qualified" in his words to be the next secretary of defense. powell and hagel are both vietnam vets and both republicans, but powell had some harsh words for their party saying the gop should take a very hard look at itself. >> there is also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. >> powell says he is still a republican but that his party's shift to the right has caused it to lose elections saying it has to change along with the country's population. >>> in india tonight, there is new outrage over a new incident of sexual attack. six men are behind bars tonight. police say a 29-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by a group of men including the driver of a bus on which she was traveling. last month the brutal and ultimately deadly attack against another woman on a bus caused wo
, there is a doubling down, there is a defense, there is an attack on the messenger. there is a problem here. the party is in crisis and someone has got to bring it together. >> it's one of those magic moments when martin luther king was jailed back in '60 and kind made the call to mrs. king and nixon said i'm not going to do it and jackie robinson left the trade saying this guy doesn't get it. >> this is a moment that we're going to remember, i think, and the republican party really should pay attention. it really should. >> we're making the nouds here. we're trying to shake them up. thank you gene robinson and alex wagn wagner. >>> president obama warns republicans they won't get ransom for agreeing not to crash the economy. he's talking tough ahead of the next big fight with congress over the debt creating. >>> the president said vice president biden has presented had i am with a list of common sense steps to prevent gun violence. but the biggest question is how much of it the administration can actually get passed through the congress. >>> and watching last night's golden globes, wung thing was cle
the new defense secretary. he said he would do a great job at the pentagon. he fired harsh words at his own republican party. >> there's also a dark, a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is schucking and jirv'g that's a slave term. >> u.s. will help france in a failed rescue attempt in somalia. french forces tried to rescue an intelligence agent being held by islamic extremists. a second french soldier died from gunshot wound from a rescue attempt. a french fighter plan bombed north mali. france said radical groups including al qaeda are trying to extend their power. >>> now here's bill karins. good morning. gold in the west and california. >> on the red carpet and every where else they were chilly. it's cold. 32 in phoenix this morning. you know it's cold every where when they are down to freezing. the jet stream took this big huge dip and loud all the cold canadian air to sink down through the rockies
we have already made to priorities other than medicare social security and defense, means that we spend on everything from education to public safety, less as a share of our economy than it has -- than has been true for a generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so, we've got to do both to stabilize our finances over the longterm but spur more growth in the short term. i have said, i'm opened to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said that we need more revenue through tax loopholes. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. turns out that the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate on this issue and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they don't think it's fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care. they don't think it's smart to protect endless loopho
defense secretary." what did we find out on the sunday shows? caller: that things done not all clear. we have a story that we've posted yesterday, bob corker is now the ranking member. this will steer the confirmation battles from senator kerrey. shut hegel served on the foreign relations committee when he was a senator. if -- chuck hegel sir run the foreign relations committee when he was a senator. they said they had formal studies to do on his record. there seems to be a lot of people from both parties, but primarily republicans, who are expressing skepticism. what remains to be seen is whether or not they will allow the nomination to go through, even if they oppose it. this would require the democrats to come up with 60 votes. host: the piece from "the new york times" this morning is that hegel will meet with chuck schumer. the headline says that it could be a crucial moment to advance the nomination. he is expected to press him on issues. schumer will be the first to meet with hegel since the nomination last week. who else is the heat set to meet with this week? -- who else is he se
of the things i see in trial all the time, rightfully so, the defense is doing their job. they are pointing out inconsistencies. we can argue that they are not inconsistencies because of language barriers but it depends on how the jury will see that. when we are presenting cases to the jury they have in their mind that the victim was inconsistent. first she said it was a hit, no she says it is a push. a third interpreter is saying it was a slap now that she's testifying on the stand. which is it? beyond a reasonable doubt, is complicated. the other issue is when the victims don't come in to testify. it's even more of a barrier for us to get past all of the language issues to be able to bring any of the others out in trial. it is very difficult. >> thank you so much jean. i am sure that the people who are cramming for evidence finals would be well advised to watch the segment. >> thank you christina. >> next we have an update of the justice system, justis. from linda young. pieces of evidence floating or a longtime. i imagine everyone is trying to get the bad guy. there are pieces f
investigation. those are not obligations shared by defense counsel. we continue to push hard; we are doing good work but we are under resourced. a the district attorney has raised is concerned with the mayor and supervisor chu, and prepared a budget supplemental that we hope will alleviate some of the challenges that we are facing in the near term. i will be happy to answer any questions that you have. >> i have a question. i read today that -- applied for grant money for investigators and prosecutors in the domestic violence arena. have you heard anything about that? >> we are always applying for grants. we just received one in conjunction with the departmental staff to help english deficient victims. when the case is coming to the police department the police evaluate the danger of possible death for the victim and allows for a portion of attorney positions and advocate but not investigator. >> when the victims are initially on board with the prosecution after the arrest, there is a substantial majority of the time when the picture changes his or her mind, can you tell us about the
% of the fish that we eat in the united states is imported. >> linda greer is with the natural resources defense council, an environmental group that support os the u.n. treaty to reduce worldwide emissions of mercury. >> many of the tuna fish we eat, for example swim in the south china sea. and that mercury pollution that comes into cans and into our pantries every day. >> the proposed treaty calls for filtering mercury emissions out of burning coal cutting mercury use in gold binning and reducing its use in manufacturing of electronic switches and batteries. >> i still probably am 75% bhaf i was before. i can't run, for example. >> so you really don't know at this point whether you are aback to 100%. >> i assume i won't. i assume i am never going to be able to dots things i was before. >> gelfond has a university research facility to study the affects of mercury on human health, effects which for him may be permanent. tony guida cbs news, new york. >> jeff: chevrolet has resurrected the sting ray. the newly redesigned 2014 corvette was rolled out tonight it is the 7th generation of the classic
. >> he's flinging poo! >> he is. which is actually a defense mechanism. >> not every day you can say you did that and got points for it. >> you can do this. for just $20 you send to canada, you can get the monkey shirt. >> the monkey is dreaming of an allen wrench. >> i like this game and that these people put it together. they said it has nothing to do with the meatball swedish power of the ikea brand. >> play it while you can before they shut it down because i'm sure they will. >>> the story of corky the cat captured the hearts of people all over the web. see how corky is doing today on the next "right this minute." >>> it's the yogurt video taking aim at wholesome goodness. >> this is like shoplifting from dillards and not getting caught good. >> see the parody next. >>> and we have the video of a 70-year-old teacher and the 50 cent lyrics. >> what is this teacher doing or reading? >> see the school rap stirring an internet buzz on "right this minute." sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got thi
sea block but first i've come to the defense of a friend in need. my mentor, colleague and competitive couples massage partner bill o'reilly. we're going to regionals, bill. stay loose. he is once again being attacked by the liberal media for speaking the truth. you know what this means? this is blood in the water. shark, shark, shark, shark, shark, shark. folks on last thursday's the factor papa bear was discussing obama's home state of hawaii, aloha zone. he made this astute observation. >> i have to say hawaii is one of my favorite places in the world. a lot of social problems because they don't enforce the drug laws. you know what is shock 35% of the hawaiian population is asian. asian people are not liberal by nature. they are usually more indust industrious and hard working. >> stephen: leave it to liberal media to twist that to racism. he was not being racist. he was painting an entire race with one brush. speaking of which vietnamese, great painters. did my entire garage in an afternoon. didn't use scaffolding. they hung from vines. [ laughter ] no one in the media-escape froth
cuts for defense and most federal agencies. but only for two months. kicking the can on tough decisions to reduce government spending >> jon: did i say save? i meant moved her a half mile further down the track. so these massive spending cuts will coincide with another debt ceiling battle. is there anything in this debacle that we can all agree on? >> house speaker john boehner had kind of a rough week here. the at a party folks not happy with the deal that he struck >> the president was able to get the speaker to undo everything he had promised he would do >> where are you? mr. speaker, we need leadership. >> tonight i am ashamed, shame on you, mr. speaker. >> jon: republican or democrat, senator or congressman, team edward or team jacob, everyone agrees john boehner sucks. at least we can be assured that as the incoming congress votes for a new speaker of the house, it's clear what the outcome is going to be. >> john boehner won re-election as house speaker today. >> jon: oh, boy. (train whistle blowing) >> jon: welcome back to the show. listen. as you may recall, a couple months ago
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